First, the media decided to declare that Biden was the winner.
Then it decided that, having declared the winner, President Trump must concede and begin the transition because the media is the law.
Now, even by the most basic standards, the counting hasn’t finished. There’s absolutely no legal authority that requires commencing a presidential transition when the media calls an election. (Contrary to an infamous assertion by the New York Times, the media has no role to play in the process of determining a winner.)
And so this happened.
A little-known Trump appointee is in charge of handling transition resources to Biden – and she isn’t budging – Washington Post
That little-known woman is Emily Murphy, whom the Amazon boss’ paper decided to target for harassment because she, rightly, didn’t authorize a transition that is not a legal fact, but a media theory.
The Washington Post targeting emboldened a whole bunch of lefties to show up on her Twitter feed and threaten her with “treason” charges on behalf of “we the people” when she posted a quirky historical footnote.
And the rest of the media quickly joined in.
Obscure Trump Appointee Refusing to Sign Papers Allowing Biden Post-Election Transition to Begin, Says Report – Daily Beast
“But, two days after all major media outlets projected Biden as the clear winner, current GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has not written the letter ,” the Beast whines.
Two days after the media projected Biden as the winner? How dare she? A clear case of treason.
A GSA spokesperson told The Hill, however, that Administrator Emily Murphy, a political appointee named to the post by Trump, is waiting to determine that “a winner is clear.”
“An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its Administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” the spokesperson added in a statement when asked if changes were forthcoming in the days ahead.
Which is exactly what the GSA is doing.
The Biden team has been playing with a transition for a while now. They have no urgent need of funds. What they want is a media coup that steamrolls the counting process by having the GSA go along. And the media is continuing its coup by targeting and harassing Murphy.
Again, they are not treating this like an election. They’re treating this like a coup.